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The Hole Story

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In this feature documentary, Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie continue in the same provocative vein as their earlier Forest Alert, this time turning their lens on Canada's mining industry. Using striking images, rare archival footage and interviews, The Hole Story analyzes company profits and the impact of mining on the environment and workers’ health.
 
The Film:
 
In 2011, with their film The Hole Story, Desjardins and Monderie are focusing again on the mining industry, a topic addressed in both A Raging Disaster and Noranda, although this time they take a Canada-wide look at the issue. Meanwhile, the first Canadian mining magnates were growing  filthy rich selling silver to England from the 40 mines surrounding the town.
 

About The Filmmakers:

Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie were both born in 1948, Robert Monderie in Rouyn and  Richard Desjardins in Noranda. Back then, the two cities hadn’t yet merged and neither had the professional paths of the two friends, who met in 1963 at the college in Rouyn. In the early 1970s, they became filmmaking partners even though they both already had careers, Monderie as a photographer and Desjardins as a singer-songwriter. >In 2011, with their film The Hole Story, Desjardins and Monderie are focusing again on the mining industry, a topic addressed in both A Raging Disaster and Noranda, although this time they take a Canada-wide look at the issue.

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